The theory of abnormal neighborhood disorders is a theory enshrined in several legal systems. Although it was originally applicable to disturbances created by neighbors (noise, bad odors, smoke) it was extended to environmental damage. This extension was possible thanks to a flexible conception of the notion of the neighbor, the damage and the causality. However, the theory of abnormal neighborhood disturbances has shown its limits, because it is not applicable at some environmental damages. Therefore, it is necessary to introduce a specific regime for environmental damage.

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